||Killing Joke will celebrate their 35th anniversary in style, starting in 2013 with the release of The Singles Collection 1979-2012 through Spinefarm/Universal on April 15th and a world tour starting in Europe. This important year will also see the band release a new studio album.
Killing Joke have also signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm Records, and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.
The Singles Collection 1979 - 2012 is released on three formats - DL, Limited Edition CD and Super Deluxe Edition. For all the details about the different formats, go here.
Vocalist Jaz Coleman stated: "Considering it's supposed to be the end of the world in a short time, it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it, shortly followed by a new studio recording. The book Letters From Cythera is coming out, and yes, gigs are starting in March. Have a great 2012 and fuck the Mayans! After all, their calendar didn't predict their own demise..."
2013 confirmed shows:
March 15th - UK, Hammerfest, Wales
March 16th - UK, Forum, London
March 18th - Belgium, Trix, Antwerp
March 20th - France, Bataclan, Paris
April 19th - US, Irving Plaza, New York NY
April 23rd - Can, Cafe Campus, Montreal PQ
April 24th - Can, Lee's Palace, Toronto ONT
April 26th - US, Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
April 27th - US, Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
April 30th - US, Neumos, Seattle WA
May 1st - US, Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 3rd - US, Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
May 4th - US, Brick By Brick , San Diego, CA
May 5th - US, Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA